Wednesday, June 18, 2008

"Michelle And Barack Obama Land Cover Of Us Weekly: Their Love Story"

Huffington Post:

Barack and Michelle Obama appear on the cover of the Us Weekly hitting newsstands later this week, further establishing their crossover appeal as both political and entertainment figures. The magazine will feature a six-page article on the Obamas' love story as well as an album of family photos. The cover is headlined "Michelle Obama: Why Barack Loves Her" and teases, "She shops at Target, loved 'Sex and the City' and never misses the girls' recitals. The untold romance between a down-to-earth mom and the man who calls her 'my rock.'"

In February, Barack Obama sat down with Us for a Q&A (where he notoriously refused to answer the boxers-or-briefs question). That article, combined with Hillary Clinton's "My Worst Outfits Ever" spread critiquing poor past fashion choices, helped establish political figures' appeal to celebrity magazines, one of the new trends emerging from this campaign season.

An excerpt of the Obamas' love story is to be posted on Wednesday morning. For the full story, pick up a copy of the magazine, which hits newsstands nationwide on Friday (Wednesday in New York and Los Angeles).

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